Terrorism Can Affect an Election

Yesterday, the New York Times published an article entitled “The Terrorism Effect: How an Attack Can Alter an Election.” It confirms a post I made some time ago in which I showed that militant Palestinians who carry out terrorist attacks on Israel or its Jewish citizens often do it to their own peril by causing Israeli voters to elect right-wing Likud party members who are tougher on terrorism and Palestinians, such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, rather than other politicians who... Read more

Did James Comey Affect the Election?

I posted a lot about the U.S. presidential campaign last year and then the election. But since then, I have tried to avoid posting about politics. I was shocked when FBI director James Comey announced last month that, back in the Fall of 2015, the FBI began to suspect that the Russians had been trying to influence our presidential election in order to help get Trump elected. Then Comey admitted that last summer, the FBI started an investigation into whether... Read more

Jesus’ “I Am” Sayings in John 8

The following is an excerpt from my book, The Restitution of Jesus Christ (RJC), with scripture quotations from the New American Standard Bible: Jesus’ “I Am” Sayings with a Predicate As mentioned earlier [in RJC], there are several other “I am” (Gr. ego eimi) sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel that have a predicate nominative, and some of these allude to Old Testament, messianic prophecies. If any of these predicates that Jesus applies to Himself are also applied to God... Read more

Review of the Film “The Case for Christ”

I admit it: I generally don’t care much for Christian films or even Jesus’ flicks. But Mel Gibson’s R-rated “The Passion of the Christ’ was different. Similarly, last week I saw the new film “The Case for Christ,” produced by Pure Flix and Triple Horse Studios, and I liked it a lot. It was released the weekend before Easter in 1,174 U.S. theaters, garnering 10th place in box office receipts. Rotten Tomatoes, which sometimes can brutal, gave it a very... Read more

Review of Dale Allison’s book, Night Comes: Death, Imagination, and the Last Things

Dale C. Allison Jr. is the Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dale is a friend of mine. In 2003, he was our keynote speaker for the two-day Kermit Zarley Lectures at North Park University in Chicago. He spoke on good subject, “The Resurrection of Jesus.” Dale also endorsed my book, The Third Day Bible Code (2006). Dr. Allison is a leading New Testament scholar in the world. I like to read his works because... Read more

Does Colossians 1.15-19 Mean Jesus Preexisted and Created the Universe?

Multiple issues arise in Colossians 1.15-19 that have caused many Bible readers to think Paul therein teaches that Jesus preexisted and created the universe. From this they conclude that only God does that, so Jesus must be God. But Paul does not mean any of that. This text, which is about Jesus, reads as follows in the New American Standard Bible: 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all... Read more

Critique of a Billy Graham Easter Message

  I think Billy Graham was the greatest man of God in the twentieth century. Not only was he such a gifted evangelist, a handsome man, and a friendly person who had a charming Southern accent, there was never any scandal with Billy Graham. He was a family man, a righteous man, and thus a devout follower of the one he constantly preached about—Jesus of Nazareth. Billy Graham knew and ministered to many world leaders. They included U.S. presidents such... Read more

Sergio Garcia Finally Won a Major–The Masters

Professional golfer Sergio Garcia has been dubbed “the best player to never win a major.” This week the 37-year old Spaniard was competing in his 73rd major pro golf championship, of which there are four. He defeated Englishman Justin Rose on the first extra hole today to win the 2016 Masters golf championship at Augusta, Georgia, on the famed Augusta National Golf Club. It was a trilling final round as both men tied with nine-under totals of 279. They finished... Read more

Barry Manilow Is Gay

How many married women out there in America used to listen to Barry Manilow sing a love song and swoon with ecstasy, pretending it was their husband singing to them? Today, Barry Manilow revealed for the first time publicly that he has always been gay. Doesn’t surprise me or a lot a people. Nevertheless, Mr. Manilow sure has been good at what he does. He says he hid his sexual orientation because he feared that knowledge of it would cause... Read more

A Record NINE Holes-In-One at Masters Par-Three Contest Today

This is Masters Week. Golfers know spring has arrived when The Masters rolls around. It is held at the picturesque Augusta National Golf Club in the piney woods of Augusta, Georgia, when its many azalea shrubs and Dogwood trees are in full bloom. This is the world’s premier golf event for individual competition. It occurs at a prime time–early in the year when golf fans have not been thinking about golf much for the past several months. Plus, The Masters... Read more
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